March 15 – Vegetables in Plastic


Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Gen 1:29

Do you find that when you come home from shopping you then spend ten minutes taking all the fruit and vegetables out of plastic packaging and then putting it in the bin?

Plastic is choking our oceans, polluting our rivers, contaminating our food and water and yet supermarkets continue to cover vegetables in plastic.

Fruit and veg come in their own compostable wrapping, designed by nature! Yet we put them on plastic trays, cling wrapped with yet more plastic.

Plastic packaging is for the benefit of the supermarket as it prolongs shelf life and profits

Our food system has disconnected us from our food and from nature. The package it is in may show a very different reality to what we are actually eating.

What can we do?

  1. Buy from the loose vegetables. Take a re-usable bag for fruit and vegetables so they don’t get put in yet another plastic bag. You can also usually find paper bags at the bread section to use.
  2. Shop at local farmers markets. When you do that you choose food that is fresh, ripe and nutritious. When you buy in a supermarket you buy what is on special offer.
  3. Buy seasonal fresh food which is more nutritious and free from harmful chemical wrapping
  4. Use social media. . Next time you shop, make a complaint about plastic at the customer helpdesk. And if you’re a social media user, share pictures of over-packaged food – ‘@’ your local supermarket using the hashtags #GoPlasticFree on Instagram or Twitter.

#goplasticfree #beatplasticpollution #bringyourownbag #greenanglicans #iamanglican


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